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This Day in Georgia History

December 21, 1911

Josh Gibson Born

Negro League great (and later Major League Baseball Hall of Famer) Josh Gibson was born in Buena Vista, Georgia. He became one of the greatest power hitters in the history of baseball. He became of the greatest power hitters in the history of professional baseball. On July 6, 2000, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp honoring Gibson.

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Source: Collection of Ed Jackson